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Julius B Lucks

  • Julius B Lucks
  • Dept: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Title: Adjunct Professor
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Miller Fellow
University of California Berkeley, 2008-2011

Hertz Graduate Fellow
Harvard University, 2002-2007 
Ph D, Chemical Physics

Churchill Scholar
Cambridge University, 2001-2002 
M. Phil, Theoretical Chemistry

Goldwater Scholar (2000-2001)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1997-2001
BS Chemistry


Selected Publications

  • Chappelle, J., M. K. Takahashi, Julius Lucks. 2014. "Creating small transcription activating RNAs." Nature Chemical Biology.
  • Loughrey, D., K. Watters, A. Settle, Julius Lucks. 2014. "SHAPE-Seq 2.0: Systematic optimization and extension of high-throughput chemical probing of RNA secondary structure with next-generation sequencing." Nucleic Acids Research 42 (000): doi: 10.1093/nar/qku909.
  • Takahashi, M. K., J. Chappelle, C. A. Hayes, Z. Z. Sun, J. Kim, V. Singhal, K. J. Spring, S. Al-Khabouri, C. P. Fall, V. Nouireaux, R. M. Murray, Julius Lucks. 2014. "Rapidly characterizing the fast dynamics of RNA genetic circuitry with in vitro transcription-translation (TX-TL) reactions." ACS Synthetic Biology.
  • Takahashi, M. K., Julius Lucks. 2013. "A modular strategy for engineering orthogonal chimeric RNA transcription regulators." Nucleic Acids Research 41: 7577-7588.
  • Mortimer, Stephanie A., Cole Trapnell, Sharon Aviran, Lior Pachter, Julius Lucks. 2012. "SHAPE-Seq: High Throughput RNA Structure Analysis." Current Protocols in Chemical Biology 4: 275-297.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Young Faculty Award (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)) 2012
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) 2013
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator (Office of Naval Research) 2013
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award (National Institute of Health (NIH)) 2013
  • NSF CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2015



  • BS (Chemistry), University of North Carolina, 2001
  • M.Phil (Theoretical Chemistry), Cambridge University, 2002
  • M. Sc. (Physics), Harvard University, 2004
  • Ph D (Chemical Physics), Harvard University, 2007